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good morning, america. breaking right now, double trouble. dangerous flooding threatens the northeast. torrential downpours already slamming the south. roads inundated. cars stranded and a big new tropical storm named joaquin could strike the east coast. breaking overnight, close call, a passenger jet forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off. >> we do have a technical issue here. we've lost our hydraulics system. >> sparking a fire, dozens of trucks putting out the flames. the investigation into what caused the near-air disaster. >> "furious" lawsuit, the daughter of paul walker suing porsche blaming the company for the fire wreck that killinged her father calling the sports car a death trap. why she believes he could have survived. ♪ and power play. the new way to hit the powerball jackpot without leaving your
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notice how those watches are more inland. there is a reason. the cold front will meet that tropical moisture and see from 3 to 4 inches right through the appalachians, interior new england, some of the heavier rain and the timing mostly tomorrow morning so that's going to be the rough part. then we watch joaquin and here's whey want to do. joaquin, very uncertain after 48 hours so the next 48 hours we know it's meandering west-southwest and should turn north. this part we are watching but it is something we'll have to look for by sunday into monday, this is so far out i don't want to get too, too excited. you can definitely worry about tomorrow morning. >> we will, ginger, thank you. to that emergency landing overnight, a flight from new york to ireland forced to turn around minutes after taking off, problems with the landing gear sparking a fire in the brakes. abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it was an important system on the 757 that started leaking and
pilots knew that landing was not going to be normal. soon after its sunset takeoff from jfk to ireland, the aer lingus crew knew something was wrong, a leak, that meant the pilots didn't have full control over the wing flaps and landing doors so the return to jfk with 115 on board would be hot, faster than normal. when they touched down, trouble. >> rescue 1, sir, we have a confirmed fire. >> it just looked like a sci-fi movie. >> both of your main gears are smoking at this time. >> reporter: the waiting fire trucks immediately doused the brakes and helped passengers onto buses. >> he said this was something they practice every six months in a simulator but this was the first time that he had ever done this in real -- in a real situation. >> reporter: and that pilot is getting a lot of praise from those passengers. they thought it was a little bumpy landing but thought he did
a great job. the faa is investigating why that hydraulic system on a 757 started leaking. >> i bet they are. thanks very much. now to that tense showdown between president obama and russian president vladimir putin. they faced off at the united nations over how to best fight isis and jon karl with more. terrorism on the agenda again this morning. >> yes, the president is con seening a meeting but this meeting comes after a series of setbacks not jaws in syria and iraq but now in afghanistan too where u.s.-backed forces are reeling from one of the biggest setbacks since the start of the afghan war. overnight u.s. forces struck back after the taliban scored one of their biggest victories yet, capturing a major afghan city, the provincial capital of konduz, the setback in afghanistan comes as world leaders are convening at the u.n., a session dominated by the crisis in syria. the crisis there bringing president obama and vladimir putin together for their first formal meeting in two years.
after an icy stare and awkward toast the two leaders met privately for 90 minutes. tension especially high because putin who likes to play tough guy and literally flex his muscles back home is making a move in syria sending military support for syrian dictator bashar al assad who obama says must go. >> when a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. it breeds human suffering onnen aorder of magnitude that affects us all. >> reporter: when it was putin's turn he answered by saying assad is doing more to fight isis than the united states in syria. we should acknowledge, putin said, no one but president assad's armed forces and kurdish militia are truly fighting terrorists in syria. the president said he is willing to work with any nation including russia and even iran to solve the conflict in syria and defeat isis, both russia and
iran oppose isis but they also support assad who is responsible for more of the bloodshed in syria than even isis. >> and speaking of iran in the wake of that nuclear deal, some history yesterday. >> yes, there was a handshake, the iranian press is reporting, between president obama and iran's foreign minister, this would be the first handshake between the top diplomat in iran and a president of the united states since o our embassy was taken hostage in 1979. >> a long time coming. okay, jon, thanks very much. >> george, staying with politics, the race for president now. "your voice, your vote." donald trump unveiling his tax plan and escalating his war of words with senator marco rubio. abc's tom llamas is following the campaigns and joins us this morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump says wall street big wigs are going to hate parts of this plan. but when you take a close look, everyone gets a break somehow. >> the economy is what i do well. >> reporter: and donald trump believes he can recharge the economy by cutting tacks and
making sure more than half of taxpayers don't pay income tax. trump's new tax program calling for people making up to $25,000 or couples making up to $50,000 to pay no income tax at all and across the board corporate tax rate of 15% and eliminating deductions and loopholes available to the very rich. >> in other words, it's going to cost me a fortune. >> reporter: but anti-tax conservatives like the plan because everyone gets a tax cut, even billionaires because they'll pay a lower rate. >> even though they won't be getting certain deductions which aren't fair for them to be getting they'll end up doing better. >> reporter: later trump switching from finances to faith meeting with pastors and rabbis across the country some pouring out of trump tower wearing campaign caps after meeting and praying with the republican front-runner. trump even bringing some to his flock. >> he wasn't trying to pander to us in order to gain our support. he was speaking to us as one of us. >> he held the bible up. i believe that he's a christian
and i'm sold on it. >> reporter: still not sold on the trump campaign senator marco rubio describing it this way. >> i'm not interested in the back and forth to be a member or a part of his freak show. >> reporter: i asked trump about this. senator rubio described your campaign as a freak show. you take a lot of pride in your campaign. >> look, look, senator rubio is a lightweight. we are understand that he won't be able to do this, he wouldn't know a trade deal from any other deal. >> reporter: now on the democratic side an interesting turn as we approach the first democratic debate cnn will allow vice president joe biden up to the day of the debate to announce his candidacy if he wants to participate, guys, the clock is ticking and everybody is watching and waiting. >> they want that excitement. >> didn't he say at one point he'd make his mind up by the summer. that's passed and now -- >> now he's got till the debate. >> stretching out the time line. big news from mars. nasa discovers that water has been flowing on the surface calling the news tremendously exciting. the best evidence ever of
possible life on the red planet. abc's gio benitez here with the story. good morning, gio. this could jump start efforts to send astronauts to mars. >> reporter: that's right an that could be just years away. this is huge news because for the first time it suggests if there ever was life on mars theoretically life could still be there right now. this morning, what is next after we learn this. >> liquid water has been found on mars. >> reporter: yes, see those streaks of dark color, that, scientists say, is surface water, a salty briny water that could or may support life. scientists wanted to know more. >> it tells us that mars is a really interesting earth-like place. water is one of the things that, of course, is a necessary condition for life as we know it. >> reporter: these researchers are already working on the next mission to mars set to launch in five years. the new rover. it will dig and drill to help answer the questions of whether mars has or can support life. water on mars means any future
human flight would not have to carry all its water, oxygen or rocket fuel. astronauts might be able to break down water into those useful elms. another step on the voyage to mars, scott kelly's one-year mission on the space station is teaching us about the long-term effects of space on humans. >> let's get in there and get this started so i'm ready to go. >> reporter: as are groups like hawaii's high seas practice mission to mars on earth isolating themselves in a dome for a whole year hoping that practice makes perfect when the opportunity finally presents itself. all aimed at getting us to the red planet which this morning we know has water. and that is why now scientists at nasa say they may send a spacecraft to those regions in the 2020s. clearly they are very, very excited about this major development on mars, robin. >> they certainly are, gio, thanks. >> gio sounds excited about it too. >> i know.
>> i am. >> our correspondent on mars. now to former prison worker joyce mitchell, sentenced to the maximum seven year force helping those two convicted killers escape. mitchell broke down in court apologizing for her role in the escape and abc's linzie janis was right there in plattsburgh, new york. >> reporter: good morning. mitchell is still here at the clinton county jail but not for long. she's been turned over to her former employer, the department of corrections and is waiting to find out where she's going to serve that sentence. >> please allow me to start by saying how sorry -- >> reporter: joyce mitchell sobbing and asking for forgiveness as she's sentenced to up to seven years behind bars. >> i realize i need to be responsible for my actions, but i am hoping you will have mercy. >> reporter: even though the former prison seamstress agreed to the punishment as part of a plea deal she begged for
leniency. >> i would wear an ankle brace let for the rest of my life if i could just go home to my family. >> reporter: lyle mitchell in court visibly shaken too. mrs. mitchell claiming she helped richard matt and david sweat escape because she feared if she didn't, they'd kill her husband. but the judge setting her straight. >> while you express remorse for the harm you caused the community, you also stated that you believed the negotiated sentence is too harsh. i can assure you, you have nothing to complain about. >> reporter: mitchell pleaded guilty to providing matt and sweat with tools including hacksaw blades smuggled inside hamburger meat. the district attorney asking the judge to make mitchell pay up to $120,000 in restitution to the state. the cost, he said, of repairing the holes cut by the inmates in their cell walls. so the judge is going to rule on
that restitution request in november but no word on what kind of prison mitchell will be going to or whether the conditions will be anything like the maximum security prison she helped matt and sweat break out of. robin, she could be out of prison in just two years. for a lot of people here that is not enough. >> i'm sure and it was quite a scene in the courtroom yesterday. all right. thank you. now amy with the other top stories this morning. good morning, amy. >> good morning, robin and we begin with the daredevil who became fame use during his appearances on mtv was killed in a skydiving accident. erik roner died after he hit a tree while trying to land for the opening ceremony of a golf event in california. roner was part of the hit show "nye tree circus." he leaves behind a wife and two children. and new details this morning about volkswagen's plan to address the emissions scandal affecting 11 million vehicles. reuters says the company's new ceo has said customers will be notified in the next couple of
days. regulators have given volkswagen until october 7th to come up with a fix. massive recall triggered by faulty air bags may soon get even bigger. seven more companies including volkswagen and mercedes are now being asked to about the models of takata inflateers in their cars. they can explode and throw out sh rap they will and were blamed for eight deaths. former house speaker dennis hastert is looking to make a deal. he is in negotiations to plead guilty to breaking federal banking laws. that deal would prevent an embarrassing public trial. reports say the former high school wrestling coach was going to pay millions to a former opportunity to conceal sexual misconduct. a wild high-she had pursuit near oklahoma city, a car hitting more than 10 miles an hour driving off the edge of this highway. look at that. flipping over eventually and crashing. the driver then tried to run but he did not get far. police say it all started when they tried to ticket her for going 100 in a 45.
and a narrow escape on a manhattan sidewalk. a 40-ton drilling rig toppled over ter a construction site. this part crashing on a police van. you can see one woman there running to avoid being hit by it. thankfully, amazingly no one was injured. the washington nationals have suspended jonathan papelbon for four games after this, he started a dugout brawl with teammate bryce harper. whoo, he also accepted a suspension for a separate incident ending his season. and finally long overdue installment of the dumb criminal file. note to criminals there are cameras everywhere. watch this guy take a huge drill off the wall. he has no intention of paying for it so why not stick it where the sun don't shine. down his pants. he tries to cover it up with his shirt and it works initially much he makes it out of the store without anyone noticing except there are cameras everywhere. thus we're watching it so when the store checked its surveillance video police posted
a video online and he was arrested the next day. >> we haven't had one in a while. worth the wait. >> it looks so natural. >> there is a joke there. >> i am trying to go past that. >> camera isn't the only problem there. thank you. brand-new way to buy powerball tickets just in time for tomorrow's huge jackpot. that story in 30 seconds. no more trips to the gas station or corner store to buy a
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>> good morning. we want to get and update on the weather right now. here is jacqui jeras. >> good morning washington. another cloud day. showers and some thunderstorms in the forecast. spotty and light this morning but most likely late this afternoon and this evening, it could be quite a dicey pm rush with heavy downpours, the highs around 80. showers and thunderstorms will continue tonight, a flash flood watch is in effect. our far western areas. west of i81. tomorrow this will linger and become mostly cloudy in the afternoon. cooler temperatures to end the week, highs in the 60s. >> on the tuesday morning drive we have some accidents on some pretty major roadways starting with the capital beltway, traveling through cabin john, the crash continues to block a lane as you approach the american legion bridge. we're seeing delays on both, we have rubber necking delays on the outer loop. if you travel john hanson highway in maryland we have the crash in the center lane but
john hanson highway approaching the capital beltway, three lanes blocked with the crash inbound. major delays that extend all the way back to 197, and northbound 395, no accident activity for you. southbound 395, the crash is at washington boulevard. and police are on the scene. back to you. >> thanks. now top stories. police are looking for the man who attacked a woman barely more than a block away from arlington's clarendon metro stop. she was sexualitily assaulted around 10 sunday night. the suspect described as white, 50s, 5'7" heavy set. wearing a dark suit and white button down shirt at the time of the incident. and retired deputy fire chief killed in a car accident will be laid to rest. carla blue died after colliding with a car on route 210 in fort washington. her viewing and funeral service begin at 10:00 a.m. at mount inen baptist church.
i like that. all right. million dollar quarter mile. >> all right then. >> you only live once. let's do it. >> that's the late actor paul walker in "fast and furious." very popular series, as you know, that helped make him a superstar as we say good morning, america. he's back in the headlines this morning. his daughter filing that wrongful death lawsuit against porsche. >> and we'll have a lot more on that ahead. here are some other stories we're following. two storms about to hit the northeast. torrential downpours in south and tropical storm joaquin heads towards the coast age president obama meets with cuban leader raul castro at the u.n. this morning. this is his first time at the annual meeting. also this morning, a facebook crash sending the internet into a panic. jesse is here in our social square with more. >> yeah, that's right, guys.
the internet giving a big thumbs down. when facebook mysteriously went down monday, what happened? that's coming up in our "speed feed" just ahead. >> that is coming up. we begin with the daughter of late actor paul walker filing a wrongful death lawsuit against porsche and blames them for the "fast and furious"'s star death claiming it didn't have key features. david wright with more. >> reporter: "fast and furious" is all about speed and danger. this fatal crash made it all too real. paul walker's daughter said he didn't just die in the crash, he suffered and she's blaming porsche. he was the blond-haired, blue-eyed adonis known for never being too fast or too furious. in 2013, 40-year-old paul walker's life came to an end in this fiery car crash. >> we have confirmed two doas. >> reporter: now his 16-year-old daughter is suing porsche
claiming that the german automaker took several safety shortcuts which resulted in her father being trapped alive in the passenger seat for more than a minute as his car erupted into flames. >> paul walker and his daughter were extremely close. this death was particularly tough on his daughter meadow. >> it's been a while since i've been behind the wheel. >> reporter: the lawsuit also alleges that the seat belt sn snapped walkerary torso back with thousands of pounds of force thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis trapping the actor in his seat. investigators determined that speed killed the 40-year-old actor, riding in the passenger seat as his friend, roger lost control while driving between 80 and 93 miles per hour. but the lawsuit disputes that claiming that the car wasn't going more than 71 miles an hour when it careened into a power pole and that walker might have survived the crash if it weren't for alleged defects with the porsche carrera gt. the suit alleges that carrera gt
had a history of instability and control issue, ones the suit contends porsche was aware of. meadow walker's attorney tells abc news overnight the bottom line is that the porsche carrera is a dangerous car ant doesn't belong on the street. attorney mark geragos is representing roger's family in a similar lawsuit filed last year against porsche. >> this was not roger's fault. this was porsche's fault and put a ticking time bomb on the road and the bomb exploded. >> today officials with porsche say they can't comment on the specifics but are sad whenever any porsche -- anyone in a porsche is hurt and the company insisted that authorities determined two years ago that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and eessive speed, basically too fast and too furious, robin. >> okay, david, thank you. to a florida woman who survived an encounter with an alligator that bit off her arm
speaking out about her terrifying ordeal and abc's linsey davis is here with that story. good morning. >> good morning. through the whole ordeal rachel lillien that you will never lost consciousness and first thought her arm was broken then thought the alligator would let it go but later watched that alligator swim away with her arm. >> there's a lady that just got attacked by an alligator. >> reporter: this morning the survivor of an alligator encounter details the horrifying attack. >> i didn't realize it was a gator until i touched its head. it was a big reptile on my arm, clamped and not letting go. >> reporter: rachel lilienthal was swimming in waist deep water this august when the alligator clamped down on her arm. >> once i realized that my arm was in the gator's mouth, it wasn't letting go, i said a quick prayer. it rolled me around and at that
point i realized, okay, you're not getting out of this and i kneed to call for help. >> reporter: nearby couples in canoes coming to her rescue. one of them beating the gator with a paddle. >> i kept trying to go at it while it was on her abdomen and she tried to grab on the kayak with her right arm but there was no arm there. >> reporter: the gator taking her arm and part of her bathing suit seen in this photo by another boater shredded and dangling from the gator's teeth. >> is she in the water. >> she's still in the water. we're trying to get her into the canoe. >> reporter: rachel calls that brave couple who stepped in her heroes credited with saving her life. >> i am so eternally grateful to both christa and casey. they were so brave. they didn't consider their own safety. they just saw someone in need and they rushed to assist. >> reporter: rachel says it's really hard not to see some kind of divine intervention in a moment like this. she says she finds peace in being grateful and that this
will not keep her from swimming. she says it's good the alligator actually attacked her because she's a strong swimmer and former life much guard. >> thinking of others. >> right. her resilience is amazing. coming up a high school football star's unexpected death raising new concerns about risks on the feel. dr. besser is here with more on ha. >> that's right, robin. it's not just concussions. there are other hidden dangers your kids could be facing. what you need to know coming up next. my best friend" plays) ♪ ooh... you make me live, ♪ whatever this world... at petsmart, we know that pet adoption changes lives. that's why petsmart charities helps save more than a thousand homeless pets every day! join us! no matter where you adopt, come to petsmart for a free adoption kit with over $400 in coupons. ♪ i really love you it's our gift to you for providing the greatest gift of all. ♪ you're my best friend!
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7:40. back now with a serious look at the dangers of football and it's not just about concussions. the death of that high school quarterback in new jersey is putting a new spotlight on internal organ injuries, something few parents know about. abc's dr. richard besser is here now with the story. good morning, rich. >> good morning, lahr r you know, parents who are worried about the dangers of concussions and spinal injuries in high school football have a new worry this morning, the autopsy of this young high school player
from new jersey moves the focus to another risk so unusual, that few knew it was possible. and parents of 1.1 million high school football players are wondering could this happen to my child? it's a rare risk on the football field. a hard hit, not just stopping the play but stopping a life, because of an injury to an internal organ. star quarterback evan murray took at least two hard body blows in a football game this past weekend but walked off, even gave a thumb's up but an autopsy report reveals the 17-year-old died of an abdominal hemorrhage caused by a lacerated spleen. the spleen helps filter blood and is usually protected by the rib cage but if the spleen is enlarged usually by an infection, it can drop below the protective bone making it more vulnerable to impact. >> the internal organs, your lungs, your heart, your spleen, your abdominal content, everything is potentially exposed when you're
participating in sport. >> reporter: a severe blow can start internal bleeding and by the time doctors realized the spleen is ruptured it can be too late. it was for evan. there was no way to know he was playing with an enlarged spleen and, of course, no way to eliminate risk in contact sports. >> you can't imagine or project every single scenario, but it's safe to say that the occurrences of significant traumatic injuries to the internal organs are relatively rare. >> in evan's case we don't know what caused his enlarged spleen. the most frequent cause of an enlarged spleen in teens is a common infection, infectious mononucleosis or mono and recommends teens who have mono avoid all contact sports until they're fully recovered to avoid the risk of rupturing the spleen. >> all right, rich. thank you. you have more on a story you brought us last week. >> that's right. last week "gma" reported on ways to protect the privacy of your health information when youe
online. our report included mention of webmd. we want to clarify that weaponmd does not sell or provide identifiable personal health information of its web use attorneys advertisers or any third parties. abc regrets that the report left any false impression on this point. >> thank you. coming up that facebook fail that had the internet in an uproar. jesse in social square with more. >> that's right, when you tried to log in on monday so many got this screen right here. so what caused it and the funniest ways people coped. it's all coming up. ♪ when is your flu shot more than a flu shot? when it helps give a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need in a developing country. thanks to customers like you, walgreens "get a shot. give a shot." program has helped provide seven million vaccines. make your flu shot make a world of difference.
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♪ [ laughter ] >> well, people are learning to live without facebook. the site going down briefly, really, guys, for the third time in a month leaving users looking for something else to do. neal karlinsky has that in our "speed feed." >> reporter: it was the crash heard round the internet. not the stock market, though, that was a downer. no, facebook, the lifeblood of our short attention span selfie obsessed culture actually went down for a time and even though it didn't last long people
seemed desperate to be heard venting on that other channel, twitter by the thousands. blood moon last night, facebook down today, it really is the end of days. >> just spent some time with my family while facebook down. they seem to be nice people. and, of course, the ever helpful, hey, facebook, have you tried turning it off and on again? >> companies like facebook has systems, protocols, you know, checklists in place to make sure that things don't go wrong but it's still possible that things can slip through the cracks. >> reporter: what could society possibly miss in a few minutes without facebook? plenty. every 60 seconds 293,000 statuses are updated. 136,000 photos uploaded. and an estimated 300 million new photos every single day by facebook's massive 968 million active daily users. and this was the third outage in a month, unprecedented. facebook issued a status update of its own through good
old-fashioned e-mail. we apologize to those who have been inconvenienced. of course, it's all back to normal now. the outage didn't last long and no one was hurt. >> facebook needs things to work together and if you have one thing slightly off, that could lead to a big outage. >> reporter: but still, did you know lauren got married? max had a birthday. oh, and they found water on mars. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, san jose, california. >> 968 million people. we sure no one was hurt? >> exactly. good job with that, neal. as we saw, jesse, social media had a field day with this. >> the world was coming to an end last night obviously and facebook down has been trending all morning and ironically trending on facebook and there have been some great ones on twitter. here's how george costanza passed the time when he couldn't surf the site. you have to stay home. you can't leave the house and then there's this meme about what so many people faced when facebook went down during office
hour, people actually had to work at their jobs. they had to earn their own paycheck. >> the horror. >> where is the humanity, people? and then, of course, after office hours this tweet says that in mine months there gonna be so many facebook down babies. >> how long was it down for? >> it was minutes. >> like a few minutes. >> i have to admit -- >> i did. i refreshed my feed like five times. i did. i got caught in it. i kept refreshing >> that's where i drop the mike. >> when we come back a parenting alert about those big tvs in your home. well, you don't have facebook, so watch tv. yeah.
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we want to get and update on the weather. here is jacqui jeras. >> starting today, mostly cloudy once again a few light rain showers possible this morning. but the bulk of the rain is going to come in late this afternoon and through the overnight hours for tonight. we could get very heavy downpours, that could lead to standing water on the roadways. pm rush may by dicey west of town. warm and muggy with our temperatures rising to around 80 degrees. tomorrow we'll see wet weather in the morning hours, cooler temperatures to end the week. >> well, as we take a quick peek at the tuesday morning commute we're tied up on the george washington parkway, southbound after you pass 123 and police tell us they are blocking the left lane to clear this out. mean time on the baltimore washington parkway, the crash is southbound just past maryland 193. u.s. 50, major clicks, john hanson highway. emergency responders are blocking 3 lanes inbound on 50
approaching the capital beltway, delays back to 197 and growing for folks travelling from the buoy area, and another quick peak at the capital beltway at the american legion bridge, finally cleared the crash. we're with the delays through the cabin john area. that's a look at the commute melanie. back to you. >> anchor: thank you so much. checking our top stories, police are looking into 3 double shootings that happened last night in dc. the most recent was overnight in the 1300 block of stevens drive in northwest. no update on how badly the victims are injured. hours before that one person was killed in a separate double shooting in southeast. a former state department official is due in court today on charges that he tried to arrange sex with an under cover police officer, posing as a 14-year old girl online. daniel rosen is charged with voyeurism and stalking. you can get more news, traffic and weather updates on good
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. hayden panettiere's surprising revelation. opening up for the first time about her experience with postpartum depression. her message for other mothers. dancing star kim zolciak speaking out about her serious health battle. >> it's the scariest thing i've ever been through. >> dramatic details about the frightening ordeal that forced her off "dancing with the stars." and new overnight, the hazard in your home that's right in front of you. the danger zone in your living room. new warnings about those big tvs. ♪ now i am invincible and "better." our dear amy shares her fight and her recovery. >> trust me, it will get better. >> her beautiful new book and message of hope this morning as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪ i want to see you
>> good morning, america. good morning, cindy crawford looking stunning this morning. she has a brand-new book out, as well along with amy all about her life and career. can't wait to hear more about that. >> and we will. also this morning we are busti ining fit myths. is she working out as hard as she thinks she is? if you aren't working out hard enough you're not burning enough calories to lose weight. we have a simple test because we know there are people who watch us every morning on the tread treadmill, on the bike, in the gym. >> you can watch while you're on the treadmill. want to go to amy. congratulations, now bring us the morning rundown. >> thank you, everybody. our big story this morning, the president of planned parenthood appearing before congress today to answer questions about those highly controversial undercover videos. in remarks prepared for her appearance cecile richards says she's proud her organization is
providing fetal tissue to researchers and the secret videos have raised questions about that practice calling the activists fraudulent and unethical. well now to those high stakes talks at the united nations. both sides are describing the first meeting between president obama and russian president vladimir putin as constructive. the two exchanged awkward formalities then delivered dueling speeches before speaking privately for 90 minutes, they remain, however, at odds over syria and isis. meanwhile, president obama shook hands with iran's foreign minister at the u.n. this is the first face-to-face contact and handshake between a u.s. president and iran's top diplomat since 1979. in the race for president, donald trump is defending his new tax plan. it includes no income taxes for people making up to $25,000 and an across the board corporate tax rate of 15%. trump's rivals, senator marco
rubio calling the trump campaign a freak show. trump calling rubio a lightweight. now to a sobering case of art imitating life. a young hollywood star revealing she has something in common with her on screen character, a struggle with postpartum depression. abc's kayna whitworth is back with that story this morning. >> reporter: postpartum depression, it's a problem many new mothers face. >> no, i don't have that postpartum whatever you call it. >> reporter: and for actress hayden panettiere her tv role suddenly reflect the her real life. >> you want me to bond with the baby then give her to me. >> she went through that which was something that i can very much relate to. >> reporter: on monday's "live with kelly and michael" she revealed she too has struggled with postpartum depression. >> you don't realize what broad of a spectrum you can experience that on. >> reporter: opening up for the first time about her experience since giving birth in december of 2014.
>> it's really painful and it's really scary. >> reporter: each year about 600,000 moms in the u.s. are diagnosed with a form of depression. >> there's a lot of people out there who think it's not real. >> reporter: but she says her struggle gave her new strength, wisdom she hopes to impart on other moms. >> women need a lot of support. we do something women are amazing -- we do something that no -- no man can do on this planet. i mean, you grow a human being in our bodies. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to kayna for that. and a warning to parents now about a growing danger in the home. those big screen tvs that can fall on small children. a new study finds, wow, an increasing number of children are suffering severe head and neck injuries because of toppling tvs, nearly 400,000 injuries have now been reported. and finally, the so-called male eating monkey has been
caught in florida. the kind that's delivered into a mailbox. he got loose and ran wild chewing on the mail and then washing it down with a bottled water while resting on the curb ready to go again. zeek monkeyed around on a street sign, climbed on a police car and ripped out molding in that police car but peacefully surrendered when his owner finally came home. police on the scene said, a direct quote, a case of a monkey being a monkey. >> as long as he was trained only to eat the bills. >> a monkey ate my bill. i can't pay it. >> thank you, amy. a lot more ahead. so many of us depend on our phones but are they keeping us from connecting with the important people in our lives? dr. besser with some great advice. busting fit myths. 9 one quick and easy test that could help you determine just how hard you're actually working out. ♪ move it i like to move it move it i like to move it ♪
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this morning's hot button. letting go of the phone, learning to talk again. a recent study found 82% of adults know using their phone in social situations hurts their ability to have face-to-face conversations. it's a problem highlighted in an article that went viral in "the new york times" and dr. besser has more part of our screentervention series. >> our technology keeps us constantly connected and plugged in. >> hey, jake, you want to pass the salt, please. >> reporter: but also has a downside. take this youtube parody, viewed over 13 million times revealing dinnertime forever changed. >> dad. >> sorry. must have been a little distracted. >> before we had our phones conversation was the way in which we satisfied our need for stimulation and now we have so many other ways to be stimulated
that we've sort of forgotten what conversation offers. >> reporter: in a recent "the new york times" article and in her book "reclaiming conversation, the power of talk in a digital age," mit professor sherry turkle says hur dependence on technology has dialed down human contact. >> face-to-face conversation, conversation where you make eye contact, conversation where you are giving your full attention to someone else lays the groundwork for empathy. >> reporter: but 78% of people say using their phones in a group setting is a way to share, not to disengage. >> a lot of types i'll bring up a picture of my family for my friends who haven't met my family or i'll bring up something i saw on instagram that i thought was really funny. a lot of types it just ends up adding to the conversation rather than taking away from it. >> reporter: yet professor turkle says being constantly plugged in ultimately makes it harder for people to think for themselves. >> we think we're doing ourselves a favor by sort of always being able to distract
ourselves, but actually we're working against our best interests. for knowing who you are and really developing our own identity. >> and rich joins us right now. i was struck -- not only does it make it harder to think for ourself but prevent kids from developing empathy. >> surveys are done and finding college students are 40% less empathetic now than they were decades ago. before there was this connection and that's elie worrisome when you think of what kind of a world are we making if people don't have empathy. >> what role are parents playing in this? >> i think an important role. you know, when we're with our kids how often are there but we're not fully with them. i think about types i've taken my son to citi field to a baseball game and in between pitches or innings i'm checking my device. we're not just there in the moment. >> letting that silence go and letting things develop. >> in those silences that you can learn so much but we have become not comfortable with just
downtime, with just letting it develop. >> so what should we do about this? >> well, i think there are a few exercises that people can try and they're there are. so the first one is try going for a walk with somebody, okay, with no electronic device on you. >> keep it home. >> keep it home. if it's on your person you'll be thinking about it, feeling the vibration. >> that's one thing even if it's in your pocket, it's there. >> it changes the inaction you're thinking there's a break here, is it okay, can i reach for that device. i'm not really in this moment enjoying it with that person. try ten minutes and see how you feel. the second activity is at home create a sacred space and i think a great place is the dinner table. >> no phones at the dinner table. >> no phones out, no phones again not on their person. my son occasionally has it in his pocket and can hear that. it means you're not fully in that moment. try some solitude and i do this on the weekend, i go for a long bike ride with no electronics but see what it feels like to just be alone with yourself with
your thoughts being in the moment, being aware, looking at what's around you and these are skills that will take time but i bet many people will be uncomfortable when they first try it but over time it's those silences that are important and build that ability to communicate. >> you would think it shouldn't be that hard but that is good advice right there. and in a "gma" flash poll we asked could you go tech-free for way day. 83% said yes, 17% said no. >> remember when i showed 9 picture when the pope was here and there was this great picture of all these people with their phones out like this. one older woman didn't have her device and she was just looking at the pope and such contentment just taking it in and it was so startling to see the difference this woman without a device and everybody else hoss's trying to -- not even seeing the pope -- >> life is passing them by. >> it was really good, rich. >> really good. next up on our "gma heat index," the latest on kim zolciak. back on "dancing" after last week's men destroy folk but not
in the ballroom and learning her fate on the show and rachel smith has our story. >> this is a very unusual circumstance. >> reporter: a tense evening in the ballroom. all eyes on kim zolciak-biermann waiting to see if she would return to the dance floor. >> i had a blood clot which caused a ministry stroke, t.i.a. and ended up being in the hospital for three days so i have not had time to even think about dancing. it's the scariest thing i've ever been through. >> reporter: partner tony dovolani standing by her through the whole frightening ordeal. >> i'm extremely worried because a stroke is nothing to mess around with. i don't want to risk her life over a dance. >> reporter: and then devastation on the dance floor. >> the rules state in the instance of illness or other health-related matters affecting a participant's ability to participate in the game, they must withdraw. >> reporter: the reality star appearing during the broadcast remotely via skype from atlanta. >> i feel really great. i don't know if you know but i
rehearsed on saturday and then my doctor told me yesterday that it's just too soon to fly so i'm really sad. >> reporter: tony till performing their dance. >> i just wish her well and the family comes first, health comes first. just remember that. >> reporter: kim still fighting to remain in the competition hosting this instagram video showing her rehearsing with tony. ♪ >> i can dance. i just can't fly and if i lived in vegas or even lived 12 hours i would be there tonight just no way i could have made it to l.a. by right now. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rachel smith, abc news, los angeles. >> and we do have a statement from kim. she says "i want to thank everyone for their love and support over the past few days. i'm now home with my family resting and taking care of my health. i can't express enough how much i love dancing and this whole experience and i hope this will not be the end of dancing." i'm sure it won't and glad she's all right. >> the show must go on. >> that's right and it will.
don't miss "dancing with the stars" next monday at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc, robin. >> all right. time now for our special series "fit myth" where we debunk some popular bits of fitness fiction. this morning we tackle a challenge that a lot of people face. are you really working out as hard as you think you are. abc's mara schiavocampo is here with that. hey there, mara. >> hey, robin. good morning. the answer is really important because if you think you're burring more calories than you are you could be unintentionally overeating derailing your weight loss goal even when you think you're doing everything right. ♪ drenched in sweat, feeling the burn, your workouts may make you feel like rocky. but experts say what seems like heavyweight training may actually be a lightweight workout burning far fewer calories than you think. studies showing men and women tend to overestimate the number
of calories they burned when exercising. one study finding by up to four times. so why are people overestimating how much they're burning? >> well, it's hard to tell. i think if you go out and run or take a spin class or something and you're tired and sweating you really have no context to know exactly how many calories that was and so you just think, well, i must have burned a lot. >> reporter: to find out just how hard it is to accurately gauge your burn we went to new york's hospital for special surgery. >> this is a metabolic cart and what this does it will measure how much oxygen and carbon dioxide is in your exhaled air and that will tell us how many calories you're burning. >> reporter: i ran at a comforortable pace for ten minutes. >> how many calories would you say that was. >> i would guess about 200. after crunching numbers. >> 90 calories. >>to it. >> reporter: next up brianna bikes for ten minutes. she thought she would burn 110 calories but only burned 97. off by 13%. gibson does a series of high
intensity intervals. >> how many calories do you think you burned? >> i would go with 100. >> the actual number of calories burned? 72. experts say this overestimating can potentially lead to overeating revealing the hidden reason weight loss can be so tough. >> it takes a long time to burn a lot of calories in a very short time to eat those same amount of calories. you may go for a run and burn 500 calories. you could really eat that in probably 30 seconds. >> 500 calories in 30 seconds. experts say one sign you need to dial it back a notch when your form starts to suffer and that could lead to injuries. pay attention when that happen. >> how can the average person figure out if they're reaching their full potential? >> very scientific measure called the talk test. when you're working out you should be able to carry on a conversation. at a higher intensity it will be much harder. we have andia here running at a
moderate intensity. how are you feeling. >> feeling i could tell you all about my breakfast. >> clearly she's not struggling so we're going to pump this up. let's pump her speed up and check in with her a little bit later. >> why is it sometimes, mara, we feel like we can't go any more but we have something left in reserve. >> it's all about the mental game, right. it's a lot of it is pushing through discomfort because we don't like being uncomfortable so we scale it back. there are a few ways you can combat this. one is to challenge yourself. if you remind yourself that the heart is where the growth is that's motivation to keep pushing through it. another one, switch up your workouts. if you're bored you're not really going to push yourself and you might want to consider like some kind of heart rate monitor or fitbit so you know exactly whether or not you're hitting those target number gls all of those are good suggestions, i usually ride the bike and just started getting back on the treadmill just because your body becomes accustomed to what you do and need to switch it up. >> when you do it for short
periods of time when you do intervals you can pump hard for short periods of time. speaking of intervals, andia has been sprinting for about 45 seconds. how are you feeling now. >> a little bit tougher to talk. >> can't tell us about breakfast now. >> what did you have -- >> i'm going to have an enchilada. >> this is unfair because she's -- >> a pro at this. >> it means she can work harder, right? >> right. >> how accurate are -- when they have the calorie count, how accurate is that? >> this is kind of a broad measure so it's not for every person so, for example, yesterday when we were measuring precisely the machines were telling us something different. you can't really go by the machine. >> any time you want to start a workout regime check with your physician first. >> how are you doing, andia. >> there you go? high intensity. >> we broke her. we broke her. let's go outside to ginger. >> good morning to you. hey, everybody. what a crowd we have on a warm and you can feel it's kind of
sticky out here, right? that's the rain coming and the cold front still far off to our west but will squeeze together with tropical moisture. thought i'd time it out. anybody traveling d.c. through philly, baltimore, new york city 3 a.m., the heaviest rain should fall in some of the interior parts of new england where the bigger rainfall totals will come in. look at this. the temperatures dropping off significantly as far south as nashville. it's going to feel cool and fresh and very fall-like likele afternoon. muy and warm m with a high around 80. rain willll"be heheavy toight, espececially west with lowsws around 70 rain lingerers nto ththe moing wednesday with coolerer temperatureses in thmid 7070s. andnd 60s by the e of the weekek. i'm m also trtrackingng tropical orm joaquin that wi bring rain friday and saturday.y.
>> i was just being convinced we have to go to wyoming, okay. we're going to do that soon. lara to "pop" for now. >> thank you, ginger. we begin with a story with a lot of perks. today is national coffee day today. a holiday we love a latte at "gma." a little extra time so that was two already. just keeping track. it is your lucky day if you're looking for a free cup of joe. >> wow. >> or a mug. >> a giant mug. >> quite a large mug you've got there. >> a lot of caffeine. >> 11 countrywide businesses will help you get through the daily grind including wawa, dunkin' donuts, krispy kreme is even offering free doughnuts too in addition to -- >> as if we needed an excuse. >> you guys can find out where to get your free coffee near you on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and by the way, yesterday interesting was national drink beer day, so is it a coincidence that national coffee day follows
national drink beer day, perhaps it is grounds for a future "pop news" investigation. >> ah. >> nice. >> and a "pop news" investigation call-out so my team is already hard at work drinking beers and coffee at the same time. >> national vodka day, you need a national coffee day -- >> i have no idea, ginger. i would like to find out. you have to wait a while. >> yes, i do. >> hey, also in "pop news" this morning, if you want to live the fab life, tyra banks has put her 1926 spanish colonial style home on the market in beverly hills. it might be america's next top mansion, 6,000 square feet of gorgeousness boasting stunning living room, a spacious master bedroom. four fountains, four so if you have an affinity for fountains and $7.5 million burring a hole in your pocket, this beverly hills spot is just for you. > that closet looked pretty nice
i got to say. >> years of fabulous clothes underneath her belt. i guess she's new york based now because of "the fablife." and finally in "pop news," take a look at this black lab who hasn't realized that the dog days of summer are over. who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. >> ah. >> that dirty dog. >> he's a smart dog. >> smiling. >> smart, cute and a good way to end "pop news" on this tuesday national coffee day, everybody. >> happy national coffee day. >> something otis would do. >> he won't be sprayed. he doesn't like baths. >> stick around. amy's going to be opening up about her health battle. "better" is out today. ♪ let the words
>> good morning. we want to get and update on the weather. here is jacqui jacqui jeras kno. >> another cloudy day, showers ands some thunderstorms in the forecast. it will be spotty, light this morning but most likely late this afternoon and evening, it could be quite a dicey pm rush with heavy downpours, the high of 80 degrees. tonight, showers and thunderstorms will continue, a flash flood watch is in effect in the far western areas. west of i81. this will linger through morning, mostly cloud in the afternoon. cooler temperatures to end the week with highs in the 60s. >> reporter: on the tuesday morning commute we follow the multiple vehicle crap in lanham. inbound -- crash in lanham. we just reopened 3 travel lanes, delays in place, 20 minutes from 301 to the lanham toward the capital beltway. let's go to 50 in arlington,
arlington boulevard at the capital beltway, the crash is on the inner loop in marysville just after 50, before you get to i66. it continues to block a left lane and tie through that stretch. back over tie. >> anchor: thank you. now top stories. police are looking for the man who attacked a woman barely more than a block away from arlington's cladderenden metro stop. she was p.ly assaulted 10:00 sunday night. the suspect screened as white, in his 50s, about 5'7", heavy set. wearing a dark suit and white button down shirt at the time of the incident. retired prince georges county deputy fire chief killed in a car accident will be laid to rest today. carla blue died after colliding with a car on route 210 in fort washington. her viewing and funeral service begin at 10:00 a.m. at mount epen baptist church. county executive baker is expected to deliver remarks. she served as fire chief from
welcome back to "gma." look who's here in times square this morning, cindy crawford doing some autographs. she has a brand-new book out all about her life and career and the lessons she's learned along the way. that is coming up but another big book right now, let's go inside to robin and amy. >> please do, george. a very big day for our "gma" family. amy's new memoir, "better" is out today. in it she chronicles all of the experiences both good and bad, doesn't sugar coat anything that ended up preparing her for the biggest fight of her life and not only made her a -- we like to use the word thriver but she's a breast cancer thriver and all around better person and sharing her story this morning. how are you about this, amy? i know -- >> you know that neither one of us like being the story but it's an important message i know we both care so deeply about to share. i've never been a big believer
in fate but the events that led to my cancer diagnosis all felt very fated, all the dates forever etched in my mind. looking back, my journey began this day, september 25th, 2013. >> it was a good-bye. >> it was. >> just moments before i sat down with ma remonville the former wife of the amish schoolhouse shooter i received what would be a life-changing phone call. >> i asked her if she would do a live mammogram for breast cancer awareness month. she was not interested at all. >> it's true, my reaction was visceral, no way, no how. >> she called me and said they want me to do a mammogram live on tv and i said, i don't think that's a good idea. it seems exploitive. you have no connection with cancer. it didn't seem awe then tick. >> reporter: the truth is i feared it would look like i was trying to grab the limelight until my dear friend robin roberts said the words i needed to hear, 80% of women who have breast cancer have no family
history. that statistic sent a wave from my head to my toes so i said yes. >> amy is wrapping up her first mammogram here in the mammovan. >> reporter: just a few days later another call. doctors wanted to do more tests. i had a gut feeling that it was not going to turn out well. >> reporter: it was october 30th, 2013. after many painful tests, they needed a sonogram. the image was undeniable. my mind went back to the previous con grams i had had, tiny beautiful miracles growing inside me, my daughters. but this was no miracle. this was a nightmare. >> i will remember that phone call for the rest of my life. i said, amy and she said, mom, that's all she said was mom and then she paused and then she said, they found a tumor and it's malignant. >> you're there to protect, you know, your kids and all of a sudden you don't have that
control anymore. it's gone. >> reporter: there was no escaping my new unreality, i had cancer. but breaking that news to your children is something no mother wants to go through. >> i know how much those girls mean to her. they are her life. but i also see they're just as strong as she is. >> reporter: graduations, weddings and grandchildren, all flashed in front of me. my heart ached at the thought of missing those big moments and all the little ones in between. >> all i remembered was literally she's like, guy, get comfortable, we all sat on the couch and then she told us and we all just started bawling. >> reporter: when i thought about this disease threatening the wonderful life i had built with my family it made me mad. it made me want to fight back. >> amy never says no and this is the first time in her life amy said no. she said no to cancer. you're not going to get the best of me. >> reporter: i wanted to be as aggressive with my cancer as possible.
>> i have decided to have a bilateral mastectomy. >> on november 14th it was time. >> i remember feeling just the fragility of where we were and how quickly we had gotten there. >> reporter: as the nurses helped me up onto the operating table i became paralyzed with fear. i woke up to yet another crushing blow. the cancer had spread to my sentinel lymph node but the prognosis was also chemotherapy. eight rounds over six months. by round two, i began to lose my hair. >> i'm going to cut my hair very short. i have never done this before. >> reporter: as i was transforming on the outside and the inside a constant fear of death wouldn't leave me. >> i can't imagine this world without her in it because for me, she's -- she is strength. amy is like this deep-rooted tree that's not going anywhere so a part of me can't imagine life ever taking that. >> reporter: april 24th marked my final day of keep though. >> this is my final treatment.
>> the next five to ten years are critical. there is a 16% chance of cancer occurrence for me. now i've tried to bring the focus back to the beauty of life rather than the fear of death. >> i hope i have that strength in me when i grow up. >> reporter: today my mission is simple, to raise awareness for early detection, if my story helps save live, helps women feel not so alone then i've won, we've won. that is the singular hope with my memoir "better"." the title from a poem by my 12-year-old daughter ava. >> she will be strong, stronger than ever. she's a fighter just like her daughter. it has to get worse before it gets better and trust me it will get better. >> hmm, amy, amy, amy. i've read every page and the way it started with ava's poem and she was a little reluctant to share it. >> she had written it and i didn't know. she saw -- >> okay.
>> a beautiful piece by natasha. i want to thank her for it. i didn't know she talked to all my friends and didn't know my daughter put on red lipstick before she did that interview but she -- she had seen my pain and so she didn't know how to deal with all the emotions she was feeling so she put it on paper and she gave the poem to sara haines and said read this and sara said your mom needs to read this. this will help her so much and so she ran up to me, gave it to me and said don't read it in front of me and ran back but what a powerful message that was. >> it's a beautiful, beautiful way to start the book. and i know that you get this asked this all the time and we get to see you and we're blessed like that. how are you? physically, emotionally, how are you right now. >> physically i feel great. i feel like my old self again but mentally i'm not my old self again and that's a good thing actually. anyone who's dealt with cancer or any sort of life-threatening illness learns immediately the fragility of life. the myth of security is exposed.
none of us are secure and none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. and so when i get those dark thoughts and we all get them from time to time, i see grandparents with their grandchildren and i start thinking bad thoughts and instead of just crumbling at that moment i tell myself, all you need is what you have right now. and that's all we get to know we have and so it's just that extra reminder when i feel that fear to live, to live well. >> and you do that and, you know, i love how you've entitled it "better" but you make all of us better around you and i know your family is here in the studio, as well and you really share a lot. it's not only talking about -- this is no more than a chapter in your life story. >> it's true. >> and you've had other challenges, as well and how did it all prepare you for this moment? >> i mean, my family has actually, you know, had a few other scary situations. my parents were struck by
lightning. i went through a divorce and divorce is really tough so when i started to reflect back at some of the challenges i faced as a child an my gym coach was arrested for molesting my teammates and everyone has moments like this in their life when you start to think about how you survived it and gotten better because of it. it's all preparation for the next thing you have to face because you learn through all of these experiences that we're stronger than we think. we can get through things and you learn that kindness and gratitude are the way you get past anything and so it's those small acts of kindness that you showed me, big acts of kindness, but strangers, my family, those were the moments where i thought, okay, cancer sucks and i'd get it back in a second but i got to see the beauty of other people and accepting help and accepting love, it's a hard thing for a lot of people to do but when you finally do it it was really hard for me. >> especially you, amy. >> i felt -- i always feel like,
oh, no, i don't need you to cook my peel for me but when people did, that was such a huge gesture and i felt so blessed by it and it's a reminder for all of us to give. it's just a smile sometimes or a hug or a quick note, it means the world when you're going through something tough. >> we all have something to give and you learned the lesson. the tragedy is not what has happened. it's if you don't take the time to learn why. >> yes. >> and be of service to others. >> yes. >> which -- that is your battle cry. >> well, it's twofold. you feel the same way. this is "a" about sharing with people so they won't feel alone. cancer is so isolating, interestingly, you feel like, oh, so many people have it yet you feel like you're the only one going through it and so afraid. i wanted to call you that first day because i needed to hear somebody who not only survived it got to the other side but thriving after it so i'm hoping that the book gives women who are going through that or who have been through it that very thing and also just the huge
message that we were trying to put out there in the first place, early detection saves lives. >> yeah, i'm looking at our dear angie, our stage manager who's facing this battle right now. >> who was with me in that mammovan that day two years ago and we are with you. you are our sister. >> thank you. >> she comes to work every day. >> angie is always here. she's never missed a day and she's smiling every step of the way. >> we love you. >> we love you, angie. >> thank you, amy. that's what's happening. [ applause ] and that's what you're doing. you're sharing and i hear it's going to be a heck of a book party tonight, the family is in town. >> yes. >> i hate i'm going to miss it with my sister for a health conference in new orleans. >> you are made always with me. >> take lots of pictures. >> you're always with me. >> bless you. "better" available right now and for more from amy on what she's learned go to our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! this is my favorite interview in a long, long time.
>> thank you. >> let's go back outside to ginger. >> so proud to know you and so proud of you. can't wait and i read every page too. it's good stuff. now time for "ask zee" now brought to you by befour. our question comes from brooks fitsimmons. >> hi, ginger. we had a dry summer. does that mean we'll have an early fall oilage. >> it can impact it. drought, stress can trigger the leaves to shut down a little early and fall off before they reach their peak color. ideal conditions would be plenty of rain in the growing season then a relatively dry, cool and sunny fall without early frost. parent, you can send your question's weather video questions on facebook towith shd thunderstorms likely thi afternoon. mug and wawarm with a higgh around 80. rain will be heavy tonight, especially wewest with lows araround . rain lingegers into the mornining weesdawith cooler temperatures in the mid 70s. anand 60s by the end of the weeek. i'm als tracking tropical
another we're now joined by legendary supermodel entrepreneur, mom extraordinaire, friend to the show, cindy crawford is with us, everybody. she just wrote a new book called "becoming" and reflects on the life lessons she's learned throughout her remarkable career. i loved it. >> thank you. >> it's really beautiful. it's a look at your career through the lens of -- lenses of all the photographers starting with that photographer who really took you under his wing in chicago. >> yes. >> i loved your unflinching telling of sort of, you know, making it and then being shunned by him. i really thought it was fascinating. >> that was one of the harder stories to tell because i actually now at this point in my life am friendly with victor again and i had so much respect for him and he taught me so much but there was a time when i was moving to new york where he felt like i was leaving him by leaving chicago and he was the person i worked with every day and he was like, if you do that i'm not ever going to work with you again and it was just one of those crossroads in life that you have to decide and it's hard
to leave a mentor but sometimes you have to do it anyway and that's the thing about the book, my lessons were learned through my life which was being a model but i tried to only include lessons that, you know -- they're universal lessons. >> what made you decide to write it now. >> i never wanted to write a book but i finally -- because i didn't want to do an autobiography only or a gigantic coffee table book that collects dust. this is a great way to celebrate iconic images but also the lessons to celebrate turning 50 which is happening in february. >> yeah, you're very honest about that and by the way -- >> you can't lie these days. >> we love you. >> exactly. >> i mean, it is just a number. do you really feel that way? you certainly have nothing to hide. >> well, i mean it's hard. i don't like those big numbers but then all of a sudden the day cops and goes and you go, wait, i'm the same person but doing the book and celebrating where i've been helped me, i think, not dread it quite so much.
>> yeah. you also talk about your daughter, kaia, who is launching her own modeling career and there's an iconic moment we just saw. want to talk to you about that next. look at your daughter. she is just your mini-me. what advice did you give her. >> my main thing, look, you have time. you're 14 years old and just enjoy being, you know, 14. but also when she does have little opportunities she still will listen to my advice. your kids stop listening to you but knows i'm an expert in this one thing. i think the advice i share with her be professional, be on time. you know, be willing to risk like -- models go on set and you want to work. it's collaborative, it's being part of the team. >> more than a thousand cover shoots over the course of your career. >> a think -- i stopped counting at a certain point but i certainly have had my share of covers. >> and how did you decide which should go -- i mean obviously the moment that we all -- i remember because it was like an anthem for my generation, the
george michael video "freedom 90." you were one of the -- that team of supermodel extraordinaires and was it that video that made that happen or was it the versace show afterwards. >> it went british "vogue" where we were all on it, george michael wanted that exact group of women for his video because he didn't want to be in it so we did the video then versace played that show while the group of us walked out at the end of the runway and that was definitely like -- that was my biggest supermodel moment. you felt it. you felt like, wow, what's going on here. >> i felt it. women everywhere were like, yes. >> skipping down the runway to "freedom." >> the book is great. a celebration of your life. i want to say quickly i love this. i want to honor and acknowledge the girl i once was while embracing the woman i am today" and that says it all. a beautiful book and congratulations on everything. >> thank you. great to see you. >> great to see you too. "becoming" is the name of the book available in stores nationwide today and coming up, jessica biel is opens up about motherhood and her
if you don't tell them would will a new online sex education series from jessica biel and the global nonprofit womancare global that uses humor to help educate girls and jessica recently stopped by. >> it's almost like the pills should have a sound like a greeting card like every time you open it it goes wah, wah. oh, my god. you literally just guzzle them. ♪ >> we're so happy to have jessica and saundra pelletier, the ceo of womencare global. thank you both for being with us. >> thank you. >> it's interesting because right off the bat we're laughing, there's humaner in this campaign. >> i mean that's elie how we want to speak about this issue and share this issue with everyone because we want to take it out of the shadows. we don't want women's reproductive health issues to be hidden under stigma or taboos
anymore and how best to reach all demographics. can we please laugh about this crazy stuff that happens to us. >> incredible way to look at it. you recently became a mom. your son silas is five months old. what didn't you know about your own body when you were heading into that chapter. >> everything. i obviously understood how it needed to happen to tart to have a baby. that, but the specifics of, well, what does my body need to go through? i knew nothing. >> the lack of knowledge dated all the way back to middle school. >> all the way. i mean, i remember my health class in middle school literally was the girls were separated, the boys were separated. and i think it was here's a tampon. good luck kind of thing and you just walk away from that experience feeling kind of shameful and you feel kind of weird and like it was kind of gross and there were real-life consequences. >> half of all pregnancies here in the united states are unplanned but when you hear stories like jessica and our own
personal stories of growing up and now my daughter is going through it, as well, what can we do about it. >> there's a lot of good information but want to bring it together. we know young women and men are getting information sometimes in the wrong places. >> right. i can only imagine justin hearing the phone conversations as you're so into all of this campaign and educating women. what does he think about it. >> well, he he supports everything that i do and that's i think why he's a wonderful partner and we should just be able to talk and laugh and learn together. >> i told my daughter there's nothing you aren't experiencing that every woman in the world has experienced, so it's about this community and not feeling alone. >> exactly. >> having a discussion. thank you both, such an important topic. i love what you're doing. thank you. >> thank you.
give me an "a." >> "a." >> give me an "m." >> "m." >> give me a "y." >> amy. good morning washington. we want to get and update on the weather. here is jacqui jeras. >> starting out today, mostly cloudy once again a few light rain showers possible this morning. but the bulk of the rain will come in late this afternoon and through the overnight hours for
tonight. we could get very heavy downpours, could lead to water on the roadways, pm rush may by dicey west of town. warm, muggy, with temperatures rising to around 80 degrees. tomorrow we'll see wet weather in the morning hours, cool temperatures to end the week. >> reporter: on the capital beltway, we'll start with a live look at prince georges county where we are battling two collisions within a short stretch. as you travel past arena drive and a 202 land over road. outer loop, delays. they have been moved to the side of the roadway. a live look at the beltway. 50, arlington boulevard to maryville. we have a solid delay from the springfield interchange, taking you about 35 minutes to the american legion bridge. for folks on the dulles green way and toll road, we have heavy congestion for you. traveling eastbound as you head into the tyson's corner area. that's a look at the rose. back tie. >> anchor: top stories, police are looking into 3 double
shootings that happened in dc. most recent, overnight, in the 1300 block of fort stevens drive in northwest. no update on how badly two victims are injured. hours before that one person was killed in a separate double shooting in southeast. a former state department official is due in court on charges, tried to arrange sex with an under cover police officer posing as a 14-year old girl only. daniel rosen is charged with voyeurism and stalking. you can get more news, traffic and weather updates on good morning washington on news channel 8. we'll see you back here for the noon news. have a great tuesday!